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Old 01-21-2019, 12:08 PM
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Vitus 992

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Old 01-21-2019, 04:10 PM
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Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:28 PM
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Very nice. I love the funky purple.

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Old 01-21-2019, 05:11 PM
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Really nice. What year is the frame? And, how about some close up pics...
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Old 01-21-2019, 05:38 PM
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That purple is so cool.
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:10 PM
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Someday, I will try one of those.

I dig the unexpected wheel choice.
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Old 01-22-2019, 02:27 AM
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Really nice. What year is the frame? And, how about some close up pics...
Thanks. The Vitus 979 dates back to 1979, the 992 arrived in 1992. I don't think they were in production more than a few years, unlike the predecessor, so this one is probably no newer than 1993/4.

I'll post a few more photos as soon as its up and running. Ideally that would be in a week or two...
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Old 01-22-2019, 02:40 AM
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Someday, I will try one of those.

I dig the unexpected wheel choice.
I'd been half-looking for one since Kelly won Milan-San Remo in 1992. When this one surfaced in my size and that colour it was time. The local Masters CC runs a summer hill climb TT series for which it should be a fair match, and lighter than the bike I would otherwise haul up the inclines.

The wheels are original/narrow Shamal Milles, which I had no better use for and seemed about right given this frame only just accepts the 25mm Conti. GP4000s on them. Maybe 2mm clearance under the brake bridge and behind the seat tube. The fork might take a 27/28mm but 21/23mm was the default back then.
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:36 AM
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Nice! I had that exact bike back when they were new. I picked the color because I was a Kelly fan. Loved that bike. For the time, it had quite a few unique features.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:14 PM
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You should grab some of that silver Supacaz bar tape, keep the entire front end shiny.
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Old 01-22-2019, 01:42 PM
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Can't wait.

Adore 992s
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:04 PM
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I have one of those in my bucket list and never find the right size Or is the wrong price

Awesome bike op
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:21 PM
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That’s a very cool bike!
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:33 PM
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The ones I’ve run across always seem to have cable stops, not shifter bosses. Seems like the perfect place for my all silver Campagnolo group with 10spd downtube shifters.
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:03 AM
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i had one vitus 992. sweet ride. but it was having some issues in lugs and eventually rear derailleur hanger snaped off...
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